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Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 17:14 PM

Funny Car Round 3 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





MORRISON, Colo. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Bob Tasca III                           7 Robert Hight                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.086  4.221 302.89                     0.071  4.434 230.13
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.048  4.237 303.03      (J Beckman   ) 0.082  4.205 299.06
E1    (J Force     ) 0.079  4.268 296.76      (J Gray      ) 0.089  4.213 299.00
 Qualified:            #11  4.171 304.74                        #7  4.144 306.95
3:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 24.16 inches, adjusted altitude 9,847 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Hight is 9 - 3 against Tasca III in prior events.

Hight couldn't keep his car in the groove. He was hazing the tires at 500 feet and he was dropping cylinders shortly after.

Bob Tasca III's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.045), 330 ft(-0.059), 660ft(0.010). MOV: 0.1981 seconds (approximately 67 feet).

Bob Tasca III's incremental times: 60ft-0.937 sec., 330ft-2.399, 660ft-3.410/257.87 mph.
Robert Hight's incremental times: 60ft-0.907 sec., 330ft-2.355, 660ft-3.435/222.58 mph.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  750 Del Worsham                             4 Cruz Pedregon                
E3                   0.084  5.261 155.90     ****WINNER****  0.083  4.232 292.84
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Force     ) 0.112  4.336 292.14      (R Capps     ) 0.092  4.178 297.35
E1    (T Pedregon  ) 0.081  4.245 296.18      (T Simpson   ) 0.097  4.188 295.46
 Qualified:            #12  4.171 299.93                        #1  4.073 307.37
Pedregon is 22 - 14 against Worsham in prior events.

Worsham struck the tires at about 200 feet. He pedaled it a couple times before he gave up on the run. Pedregon will give lane choice to Tasca in the final round.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.936 sec., 330ft-2.384, 660ft-3.400/251.95 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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